A Philadelphia woman just sued a gaming company that claimed her jackpot was actually a software glitch. I’m Amy E. Feldman.
Lisa Piluso was playing on an online gambling app on her cell phone when she was told she hit a $100,000 jackpot. But when she tried to collect, she was told that there was a bug in the system. She’d actually won only $300—but as a measure of good faith they’d give her $1,000. Hm. Let’s see. You’ll give me $1,000 even though I was told I won $100,000. Yeah. She filed a lawsuit.
While this is the first lawsuit of its kind involving an online gambling platform, it happens with some regularity that slot machines register a jackpot, only to have the gambler told that the machine malfunctioned. The problem is that if it is a software glitch, gaming laws do NOT require casinos pay the money and people who have sued have lost. If you’re lucky, you will be able to negotiate a free night’s hotel stay and a nice dinner buffet. Of course, if you’re really lucky, maybe keep playing.